Cleaner buses to run in Yate and Sodbury

February 27 2018

BUS services between Yate, Chipping Sodbury and Bristol will benefit from a £2.2 million funding boost aimed at improving air quality.

BUS services between Yate, Chipping Sodbury and Bristol will benefit from a £2.2 million funding boost aimed at improving air quality.

The X46 Yate-Bristol service, which operates via Winterbourne, and the 47 Chipping Sodbury-Bristol are among 12 routes across South Gloucestershire, Bristol and the Bath area that will be operated with less polluting buses.

The money comes from the Government’s Clean Bus Technology Fund and will lead to the upgrading of the bus fleet using emissions reduction technology on a total of 81 buses.

They run on routes that are the most polluted, with levels of harmful air pollutants that are too high.

By upgrading to the best environmental standard available, the release of nitrous oxides from the vehicles will be cut by up to 94 per cent.

Colin Hunt, South Gloucestershire’s Cabinet member for planning, transportation and the environment, said: “We know that getting travellers out of their cars and onto buses helps to reduce congestion and makes journeys easier and faster.

“It also helps us achieve our pollution reduction goals.”

Another route to benefit will be the 78/79 Thornbury-Bristol service, which stops at Filton and Cribbs Causeway.